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Ike Johnson Jr.

May 25, 1944 - January 6, 2013
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He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Ike will be remembered as a very exceptional person. Ike was born on May 25, 1944 at Southern Memorial Hospital now UMC Hospital in Las Vegas,Nevada. He was the son of Ike Sr. and Sadie Johnson. Ike grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ike was raised with four siblings. He had two older brothers Clark and George,two older sisters Cleoth and Archie Mae. Ike was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years. As a young boy, Ike had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Ike was an active child who took part in track and football. Ike's memorable achievements included. However, to Ike, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends. A typical teenager, Ike had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. On 1997 Ike exchanged wedding vows with Betty Jean at Bethel Baptist Church of Las Vegas, Nevada. Empathic and loyal, Ike was committed to making his new family happy. Ike worked hard to be a good father to his...
He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Ike will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Ike was born on May 25, 1944 at Southern Memorial Hospital now UMC Hospital in Las Vegas,Nevada. He was the son of Ike Sr. and Sadie Johnson. Ike grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ike was raised with four siblings. He had two older brothers Clark and George,two older sisters Cleoth and Archie Mae. Ike was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

As a young boy, Ike had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Ike was an active child who took part in track and football. Ike's memorable achievements included. However, to Ike, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

A typical teenager, Ike had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

On 1997 Ike exchanged wedding vows with Betty Jean at Bethel Baptist Church of Las Vegas, Nevada. Empathic and loyal, Ike was committed to making his new family happy.

Ike worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Ike was blessed with four Children, two sons Raphael, Maurice, two daughters Monique and Twaina. Another blessing for Ike was the gift of four grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Lance,Deris,Nia,Allonny and one great granddaughter Aalayah.

Fortunately, Ike enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Ike worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was truck driver for 16 years with Garrett Freight Line. He was employed for 5 years as a paper handler by the Review Journal. Ike always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Ike enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were Football and Live Poker. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Ike found pleasure in sports. In high school, Ike played track and Football. Ike was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list were Football and Basketball.

Ike was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. Politically, Ike was Democrate.

Ike enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Laughlin, Nevada.

Ike was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Pepper Ann, and Snookie. They were best friends for three years.

When Ike’s retirement finally arrived in 2003, he was well prepared. His new life involved relocating to Review Journal. Even in retirement, Ike continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Ike was active in his new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered him.

Ike passed away on January 6, 2013 at Centennial Hills Hospital. He is survived by wife Betty Jean , two sons Maurice and Raphael, and two daughters Monique and Twaina. Services were held at Palm Mortuary. Ike was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Simply stated, Ike was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Ike leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories.

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